xiaolan: football discussed Qatar 2022 bribes

football discussed Qatar 2022 bribes

Nov 29 2017 at 21:24

The former president of Colombia’s football federation told a New York City courtroom on Monday that he was approached over potential bribe payments to back Qatar’s bid to www.coloradoavalancheofficialonline.com/Adidas-Rob-Ramage-Jersey  host the 2022 World Cup. LimitedMen'sJohnElwayLightsOutBlackJersey:NFLNikeDenverBroncos#7Luis Bedoya, who has pled guilty to corruption charges filed as part of a sprawling US government investigation into Fifa, the sport’s governing body, said that he and two other senior South American football officials discussed potential bribes during a conversation with an intermediary in Madrid in 2010. Bedoya, a former member of the Fifa executive committee, was handed a lifetime ban in 2016 and is now testifying as a key government witness in the trial of three former South American football officials who have pled not guilty to multiple corruption charges. The Colombian national told the court through a translator www.authenticyankeeshop.com/authentic-41-randy-johnson-jersey.html  that he had travelled to Madrid in May 2010 to watch the Authentic Brad Richards Jersey final of the Champions League and was approached at a hotel by an unnamed “important person from Qatari television” and the Argentine businessman Mariano Jinkis, the owner of the sports marketing company Full Play. Jinkis, Bedoya told the court, wanted to introduce the Qatari official to Bedoya and his two colleagues, Juan Angel Napout, the former head of football in Paraguay, and Luis Chiriboga, his counterpart in Ecuador, as Authentic Jamal Crawford Jersey the unnamed Qatari “wanted to know if South America was willing to support them” in their bid for the World Cup. Bedoya characterized the introduction as short but added that after the Qatari official left the conversation Jinkis moved the discussion on to potential bribes. The marketing executive, who along with his father Hugo Jinkis has also been charged on multiple counts of corruption by US prosecutors but has so far avoided extradition to the US, suggested to the Authentic Lance Lynn Jersey trio that Qatar’s bid for the tournament could be “important … for business”. He told the officials “he could ask for 10 or 15m [in bribes] and could divide it up between the group of six”. Jinkis’s referral to the “group of six” was a nod to the bloc of six influential officials at South American football’s governing body Conmebol, which at that time included Bedoya, Napout and Chiriboga. Despite the discussion, Bedoya said, none of the officials took the matter any further. “That is too complicated, you shouldn’t get into it,” Napout told the group, according to Bedoya. None of the “group of six” at the time were on Fifa’s executive committee and so did not have World Cup voting rights. Nonetheless the bloc’s growing power in Conmebol has been discussed at length by prosecutors throughout proceedings. Bedoya said he ended up backing the United States’ bid for 2022 and told the court he submitted a formal letter to Conmebol expressing his national association’s position before the World Cup vote. He described handing the letter to Conmebol’s former secretary general Eduardo Deluca, who told him: “You’re always with the losers.” The trial, now entering its third week, has seen some of the most detailed allegations of corruption associated with Qatar’s bid for the tournament. The influential former marketing executive Alejandro Burzaco told the court earlier in the month he had witnessed former Argentine football chief and Fifa senior vice president Julio Grondona discuss receiving at least $1m in exchange for his vote for Qatar. Burzaco indicated that the two other senior South American officials with World Cup voting rights at Fifa, Ricardo Teixeira of Brazil and Nicolás Leoz of Paraguay, had also been bribed for their vote.www.minimarca.it/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=17694


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